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Osama's Islam-violence link weighs heavy on Muslims

Osama bin Laden's radical Islamism has had a devastating impact on Muslims around the world by linking their faith with violence and using religious texts to justify mass killings. Full story

Bomb hits minibus, kills 2 in NW Pakistan

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has hit a minibus in a northwestern tribal region, killing two passengers and wounding nine others. Full story

Pakistan's Zardari denounces Koran burning by Florida pastor

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday denounced the burning of Islam's holy book by a pastor, saying it was serious setback to efforts to promote harmony in the world. Full story

Expert analyzes religious text in Smart case

An expert in religious texts said Friday that the writings of the former street preacher accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart are not entirely original, but drawn heavily from other books. Full story

Report: Skateboarder rescues Quran from burning

A man who planned to burn a Quran in Amarillo, Texas, on Saturday didn't get very far when his copy of the Muslim holy book was snatched out of his hands by a skateboard-toting 23-year-old, according to local media reports. Full story

Pastor Terry Jones: ‘I was lied to’

   Terry Jones, the pastor who announced a Quran-burning at his Florida church, tells TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that a local imam promised that a planned mosque near ground zero would be moved on the condition he would not burn Muslim holy books.

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  Memphis church reaches out to Muslim neighbors

In light of controversy surrounding the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York and the planned burning of the Muslim holy book this weekend in Florida, one Memphis congregation is reaching out to its neighbors of a different faith. NBC's Ron Mott reports.

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An Afghan man who was injured during a protest against the burning of Muslims holy book the Koran by an American preacher, receives medical treatment at a local hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
An Afghan man who was injured during a protest against the burning of Muslims holy book the Koran by an American preacher, receives medical treatment at a local hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

epa02665984 An Afghan man who was injured during a protest against the burning of Muslims holy book the Koran by an American preacher, receives medical treatment at a local hospital in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan on 02 April 2011. Eight foreign United Nations staff and five Afghans were killed on 01

Smoke rises from the UN's office following a demonstration to condemn the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book
Smoke rises from the UN's office following a demonstration to condemn the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book

Smoke rises from the UN's office following a demonstration to condemn the burning of a copy of the Muslim holy book by a U.S. Florida pastor, in Mazar-i- Sharif north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, April 1, 2011. An Afghan official says seven people have been killed at a U.N. office in the northe